for ages 4 and up with Adult Participation & Supervision
With the summer weather heating up, I am thinking of ways to help my kids keep cool and burn off some energy. The Blossom Bright Kids' Sprinkler and Finney Fish Pail (both by Melissa & Doug) are perfect for hot summer days.
I am a big fan of the Blossom Bright Sprinkler.. First, it's just a good looking sprinkler. Certainly not the green hunk of plastic I grew up with. The water squirts from rubber pink flowers. My kids have not been fans of some sprinklers in the past because the water shoots up too high and gets their faces soaked. The flow on the Blossom Bright Sprinkler can be adjusted based on your personal tastes, but it will never start squirting wildly in their faces.
Blossom Bright Kids' Sprinkler (left), Finney Fish Pail (right)
We set up a fun water obstacle course in our backyard.
We used our Finney Fish Pail and 2 other buckets I had.
I filled up some water balloons and placed them in a blue container.
I set up the Blossom Bright Sprinkler and explained to the kids how the obstacle course would work:
Take a bucket and go fill it up at the sprinkler.
Walk over to the water balloons, stepping over the pool noodle while trying not to spill any water.
Place a water balloon in their water pail and walk it over to a different area where they would throw their balloon.
When the balloon popped they were to head over to our water table to empty their pails.